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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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Address: Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 2072449753
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One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

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Not much to do here, but it's a rugged, remote beauty. Worth a stop and some photos, especially if you're there on a picturesque kind of day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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127 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Not much to do here, but it's a rugged, remote beauty. Worth a stop and some photos, especially if you're there on a picturesque kind of day.

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Pitman, NJ
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65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you're touring the island and want to see a lighthouse, then by all means stop at this one. You can't go inside but you can get close to it and take pictures. The view is beautiful although we were there when it was raining so it was terribly windy and wet. I plan to return to Mt Desert but... More 

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Thank TRM1968
New York
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140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

For crashing surf photos go at high tide. If you want photos of the lighthouse go at low tide. The surf was way too high to get out on the rocks far enough to take good pix of the lighthouse. Still, quite impressive, even in the rain.

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Thank jean_likes_maine
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Beautiful lighthouse well worth the visit. There is a nice path leading from the parking lot down to the lighthouse. Well preserved and exactly what you'd expect from a trip to Maine.

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Thank Shelley K
california
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112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is worth the stop. A short to the right of the lighthouse provides an up close view of the lighthouse. It is a residence, so there are signs requesting visitors to respect the lighthouse keepers privacy. Back to the parking lot there is also a trail to the left of the lighthouse. There are some stairs leading down to... More 

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Campbell, California
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband wanted to photograph this lighthouse and found the perfect place to do so. All we had to do is walk down the short trail at the end of the parking lot. There were a few stairs to take down, but not many. Then we climbed on the rocks until he found his photo spot. The parking lot is... More 

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Thank Terry M
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

When you get to the car park go off into the woods along the path which takes you down the stairs to the rocks which give you the famous view of the lighthouse. Be careful on the rocks and ignore the professional photographers. Enjoy on a nice clear day

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I guess I was expecting a light house like you would find on Lake Michigan, but no. This has its "cute" factor, so it's worth seeing. What makes it fun is hearing the buoys ringing in the distant.

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Although this isn't open for a tour. ..we loved the views! We were there at sunset with many experienced photographers & as the sun set...we understood why this place was so popular! Gorgeous!!!

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Thank hcpearcy
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Take your time, watch your step and enjoy gorgeous views. From the parking lot's far corner, there's a short path to the rocks just below the light house. That's where you'll get your shots of this light house. Even on a windy, foggy day it's gorgeous, maybe even more so than a clear day. Ask someone to take your photo... More 

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